OBJECTLESS (KSE #71), inspired by the Soviet painter and theorist Kazimir Malevich, is now sold out. This work, where I avoided using “objects” as Malevich did in certain periods of his work and where I used no nouns or pronouns, received excellent response, and I thank those who wrote me about it.
Also, a number of our spring/summer 2007 releases are now sold out. Click on the “available KSE poetry chapbooks” category to the right of this post for an updated list of what’s available. I generally set the number of copies printed of each piece by what I think we can move in 3 months. After that point, the book is in the hands of those who REALLY want it, and it’s time for us to move on. Be sure to act on our recent releases, or they too will be sold out before you get the ones you want. Our out-of-print books from 2006 are already going for $10-$15 in the collectors’ market, and we will not reprint any of them. I may keep some of my own pieces that have proven popular available in second printings—-such as STREAM (SALMON AND BLOOD); COME ON, REACT!; and SAN ANTONIO GOOD FRIDAY—-but part of our deal with our authors is that these are one-time-only printings with no residual or anthology rights retained. I encourage our authors to use their fine pieces elsewhere once our small KSE editions sell out. For instance, something like Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal’s WITHOUT PEACE is to me a major work, and I look forward to seeing it in Luis’s next full-sized book of poetry (his first book, RAW MATERIALS, is still in print—-grab it while you can from Pygmy Forest Press http://pygmyforestpress.blogspot.com/ ). Luis will be back in December with a second chapbook for us, a tribute to the great Chicano poet Luis Omar Salinas. Someday IMHO Luis’s WITHOUT PEACE will come to be seen as one of the seminal works of this decade—-and I’m proud that Luis chose KSE to introduce this powerful suite of poems to the world.